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Definition of the noun aix sponsa

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  1. showy North American duck that nests in hollow trees
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonyms of Aix sponsa: summer duck / wood duck / wood widgeon
    • more generic word: duck = small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
    • more specific term: wood drake = male wood duck
    • member of: Aix / genus Aix = wood duck and mandarin duck

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Birds (2005)

A Acanthisitta chloris Accipiter gentilis Accipiter nisus Accipiter striatus Acridotheres tristis Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Aegithina tiphia Agelaius phoeniceus Aix galericulata Aix sponsa Alauda arvensis Alca torda Alcedo atthis Alectura ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2003)

by Michael Allaby

wood ducks ( Aix sponsa) nest in restricted spaces in tree hollows; prior to hatching the mother ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Science (2009)

by C. Reid Nichols, Robert G. Williams

waterfowl pied-billed grebe Podilymbus podiceps waterfowl pintail duck Anus acuta waterfowl ruddy duck Oxyura jamaicensis waterfowl wood duck Aix sponsa waterfowl 0 marine birds A Selection of Interesting and Commercially Important ...

Google previewDictionary of Food (2009)

International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z by Charles Sinclair

Carolina duck United States A highly prized wild duck, Aix sponsa, shot for the table. Also called wood duck Carolina riceA round shortgrain rice from South Carolina which , ...

Google previewThe Birdwatcher's Dictionary (2010)

by Peter Weaver

tadorna Wood Duck Aix sponsa Mandarin A . galericulata Wigeon Anas penelope ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1874)

Aix sponsa, summer or wood duck; not more remarkable for its great beauty, in which it stands pre-eminent, than for its habits, its migrations being directly opposed to those of the other species. Querquedala creeea, or teal. (See Teal.) ...

Google previewThe Treasury of Natural History: Or, A Popular Dictionary of Animated Nature (1849)

... to which are Added, a Syllabus of Practical Taxidermy, and a Glossarial Appendix by Samuel Maunder

The SUMMER or WooD DUCK (Aix sponsa); not more remarkable for its -- |- - * * Qu'All$';* - * - *- ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Birds (2013)

by Bruce Campbell, Elizabeth Lack

Duck Aix sponsa, of North America, have patterns of astonishing complexity and beauty. Pairs of caged Mandarin Ducks were formerly given as presents at Chinese weddings as ...

Google previewTreasury of Natural History; Or, A Popular Dictionary of Zoology ... (1872)

by Samuel Maunder

The Summer or Wood Duck (Aix sponsa); not more remarkable for its ...

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